Larry / Laura Arrington

Laura Arrington Dance is a San Francisco based experimental performance group. The work queers notions of the performing body; pushing physical, emotional, and psychic states of being. My interest resides in the space between representation and experience; riding the line between authenticity and the artificial.

Laura, prefers being called Larry. She is currently working on ADULT a collaborative duet with Jesse Hewit through 2013. The piece is being workshopped through residency support from Headlands Center for the Arts, Kunst STOFF Arts, and Ponderosa Tanzland. It will preview at Berlin’s Doc 11 and Cork’s Firkin Crane in July. Adult will premiere at Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts’s TBA festival in September 2013. Larry’s choreography has been seen locally at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Z Space, The Lab, CounterPULSE, ODC, The Garage, Cell Space, Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory, Supperclub, backyards, living-rooms, and in New York at The American Realness Festival. She has been an artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, CounterPULSE, Kunst STOFF Arts, the Garage, and through ODC’s Sandbox Series. She created/curates SQUART, a show that gathers artists to create spontaneous performance works. In two years, SQUART had over 140 participants. Including artists like Big Art Group, Meg Stuart, Keith Hennessy, and Annie Sprinkle. She’s been a guest artist in the University of San Francisco’s Dance and Social Justice Department, an artist for Yerba Buena’s Bay Area Now Festival. She is a core member of Keith Hennessy’s Turbulence. She has choreographed for the Cutting Ball Theater, where her work was nominated for a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award. She has collaborated with Big Art Group, Erika Chong Shuch, Axis Dance/David Dorfman, Jess Curtis, Keith Hennessy, Amara Tabor Smith, and with many others in contexts that range from drag to video art . She has a BFA in dance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she focused on choreography, art, and gender studies Her work has been supported by The MAP Fund, Rainin Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, New Stages, Dancer’s Group Lighting Artist in Dance Grant, and Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H grant.